The 2016 West Ohio Agronomy Day will be held on Monday, January 11th at St. Michael’s Hall in Fort Loramie. Featured speakers this year include Dr. Fred Whitford, Purdue University pesticide education; Dr. Bob Nielsen, Purdue University agronomy; Dr. Pierce Paul, Ohio State University plant pathology; and Dr. John Fulton, Ohio State University ag engineering.
We will be providing Private Pesticide Applicator Recertification credits (Core and Categories 1, 2, and 6) and Fertilizer Applicator Certification Training for those who already hold a Pesticide Applicator’s License (commercial or private). In addition, Certified Crop Advisor CEUs will be available. Our daytime program will run from 8:30 a.m. (breakfast and marketing update) to 4:00 p.m., with a noon-time meal break.
NOTE the CHANGE: The evening portion of West Ohio Agronomy Day will be held on Tuesday, January 19th at the Days Inn (SR 47 & I-75) in Sidney. This program will begin at 5:00 p.m. with a light supper and the marketing update; the Pesticide Training and Fertilizer Trainings will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. These trainings will be conducted by OSU Extension personnel.
The reason for this change is two-fold: The addition of the Fertilizer Certification makes for an extra-long day when doing both daytime and evening sessions, and there’s a conflict with the College Football Playoff National Championship game on the evening of January 11th. We hope this allows for producers to get their recertification training as well as catch the game!
You can register for either of these meetings by contacting the Shelby County Extension office at 937.498.7239 or emailing Debbie Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to indicate which program you wish to attend and whether you’re coming for Pesticide Applicator Recertification ($35) or just for the Fun, Food, Fellowship, and Lots of Information!! ($10).